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The Independent

Scott Horton interviews Gareth Porter (right) on (12/17/08) (44:17):

Gareth Porter, independent historian and journalist, discusses his recent visit to Iran to determine the receptivity of government officials to U.S. diplomatic overtures, the divide in Iranian opinion over Obama, how U.S. interference abroad allows defiant nationalistic governments stay in power, Obama’s potential to learn from his foreign policy mistakes despite the influence of hawkish advisers and how Iran’s increased regional influence and friendly relations with Iraq make nuclear weapons less likely.

Dr. Gareth Porter is an investigative historian and journalist on U.S. national security policy. Porter is the author of four books, the latest of which is Perils of Dominance: Imbalance of Power and the Road to War in Vietnam. He has written regularly for Inter Press Service on U.S. policy toward Iraq and Iran since 2005. His articles also appear on and the Huffington Post.

Gareth Porter Archives at

VP Dick Cheney thinks it’s “pretty good.”:

“I must say, I think it’s a pretty good team,” Cheney said of Obama’s national security choices, in a segment of the interview broadcast Tuesday on “Good Morning America.”

“I’m not close to Barack Obama, obviously, nor do I identify with him politically. [Newspeak that means nothing  for the masses of asses here. No need to read],” he said.

But the vice president also said he thinks “the idea of keeping (Bob) Gates at defense is excellent. I think (retired Gen.) Jim Jones will be very, very effective as the national security adviser.”

The VP doesn’t like Obama’s pick of Sen. Clinton as secretary of state, but I’ll go with an intelligent warmongerer on this one for some rationale:

I don’t share Mr. Hitchens’s view on foreign policy, but I always enjoy watching intellect take talking points to school any day of the week.

Seriously, where do GENBC, FNC, and CNN get these people?